Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Dark Eldar Warriors complete!

Well, I finished my first squad of 5. Adding the extra bit of purple to the leg really solidified the scheme I think and they look pretty good all finished and with snow on the base.

More pics after the jump...

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

More WIP Dark Eldar Warriors

I've just got the base colours down but so far I'm liking the way they're turning out.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Dark Eldar - More test schemes

Since last post I did a bit of shopping and picked up a few new purples (you can never have enough!).
I'm getting close to a scheme I'm happy with.

What do you think? Lighter or darker purple?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Dark Eldar - New scheme test mini

It's been ages since I painted any Dark Eldar. Literally 2 or 3 years. I dug them out again recently and discovered I had more painted than I thought, maybe about a quarter of the army.
While I'm sure you all compulsively memorize and catalog all of my armies and schemes, here's a reminder of what they look like.

Anyway, that scheme has a couple of problems.
1: It takes ages to paint. I'm under far fewer illusions about how quickly I work now than I was when I started, and I basically want to get stuff done as quickly as possible (see, my tau)
2: This is the important one; GW changed all the paints, like, twice since I did this scheme. So, I'm not sure I could replicate it on new miniatures even if I wanted to.
3: I recently unloaded my 'crons so I'm down a purple army (*)

The purple came out SUPER glossy which I am totally not on board with, like, at all. It's also a little darker in real life, but bad camera phone etc etc.

so, questions:
1) Should I just attempt to continue with the old scheme?
2) What do you think of the new scheme?
3) What shade of purple would improve it? My Emperor's Children are kinda light/pastel-y purple so I want something a bit more blue I think

* I'm far more serious about this than I should be

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Infinity - more Aleph tactbot and Naga WIP

One of my favourite Infinity sculpts.
Black done, white done, just purple glowy bits to add. Any suggestions re; base colour?
Apparently white is a pretty difficult colour to photograph

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Infinity! Aleph Tactbot WIP

...very very WIP.

As you can see, early stages yet. This is my first Infinity project. Lots more updates to come soon, I hope! More Tau and 40k stuff too, of course!

Bad photo, bad mini, bad pose, awwww yeah lets get this party started

Friday, 12 September 2014

Tau custom objective markers WIP

I've only played a few games of 7th so far but it's a lot of fun with the Maelstrom missions. It really makes the game much more dynamic and keeps things interesting until the end.

Who doesn't love a dead Tau? The pic quality isn't so good but I really like the way his pistol ended up posed in his open hand.

Anyway, so far we've been using dice to mark objectives but they inevitably get picked up, rolled, knocked over or whatever. So, I thought it was time to make some custom objectives to give something more interesting to fight over.